Introducing uCaption, an IDEAL Group Innovation

uCaption is a speech-driven, real-time, closed caption streaming and correction infrastructure. It is the final result of a long development cycle that began at the Trace Center in the 1990s, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The R&D project continued into the 2010’s through a collaboration between Trace and IDEAL Group with funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. The infrastructure was first unveiled at the 2013 joint Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing /Association of Late Deafened Adults Conference in Albuquerque, NM.

The events, described above, are what led to the development of uCaption – a joint effort of IDEAL Group and Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, with funding from the Google Foundation, using Google technologies.